Friday, November 6, 2009


The wedding ceremony and the reception was held at about the best venue I can imgine. It is called the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus . If you are ever near it, it is well worth the time to check it out. All glass enclosed , filled with plants and exhibits of extraordinary art . It is so large that it has areas of several different world climates to walk thru--arctic-desert-rain forest etc .
Check it out we were lucky in that the current art exhibits throughout featured work by Chihuly one of the most famous glass artists in the world. His pieces were everywhere , blended in to the natural settings everywhere.

This is pic of a lovely fountain I found interesting because of the large number of coins in it. It was located in the middle of the reception area and during the evening I noticed that the members of the our extended family particularly the Matlack, Wilker, Hemmelgarn and Kleinhenz tribes were always hanging close to this fountain and when I looked close you could see that they all had water dripping from their sleeves. When the reception finally shut down I walked by the now deserted fountain area and when I glanced down into the water there was not a coin of any kind to be seen.

This is Miss Sassy and Elissa in front of a glass display that the camer did not do justice to.

More Chihuly works --these were all 3-4 feet across and spectacular.

This blown glass piece was about 6 feet high and hung from the ceiling. I want to see the video showing how this was made.

More wedding stuff to follow when I get a moment to get it together--lots of neat pics and hopefully some video as well .
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  2. I've enjoyed your blog. My last name is Hemmelgarn, we may be cousins!
    Steve Hemmelgarn, Riverton Utah

  3. this is interesting , my 15th favorite nephew (out of 16 total) is also Steve Hemmelgarn in New Bremen Ohio

    there have been stories about a lost tribe of Hemmelgarns who were basically run out of Mercer County Ohio over 100 years ago because they were caught cheting at euchre--personally I think the punishment was a tad harsh but then again euchre is a serious sport in these parts

    if you ever get to Ohion you have a place to stay

    Thanks for responding

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